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« on: June 10, 2004 01:08:59 PM »

I know you guys have seen these things around. They are so fun to make and are excellent gifts for college dormers or anyone with a wall and pictures. Whenever I saw one at target I would want it, but didn't have the money or it wouldn't match my room or something like that. All you need is a piece of plywood or particle board (plywood is loads lighter) and enough batting and fabric to cover it as well as ribbons. Also, some thumbtacks and something to cover the thumbtacks like buttons or little charms or beads. You will also need hooks and wire if you are planning to hang it. Oh and my favorite part of all is being able to use a staple gun and hot glue!! I will make a tutorial if you guys so desire.  Roll Eyes
Here are a few that I made for roommates, cousins, etc.

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« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2004 01:14:07 PM »

Oh, I especially like the faerire one!! It's scathingly brilliant!! Great job!

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« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2004 02:05:06 PM »

Oh, they are oh-so-beautiful! Kudos!

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« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2004 02:32:03 PM »

i like how you used different ribbons. so pretty!
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« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2004 02:45:48 PM »

Lovely!  I've made a few for friends using cut-up cardboard boxes instead of particle board, if you REALLY don't want to spend anything. It works just as well. :-)  SUPER fabric choices! Where in the world did you find the fairies??
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« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2004 03:16:29 PM »

I love it! I love how you put little buttons/gems where the ribbons cross, it really makes it look quality! You know what I think would be cute is to have some excess ribbon from the corners just hanging down the sides. Maybe bows in the corners with long strands of excess ribbon and some beads on string. Especially on the faerie one, that would rock. Great work!
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« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2004 03:58:18 PM »

Lovely!  I've made a few for friends using cut-up cardboard boxes instead of particle board, if you REALLY don't want to spend anything. It works just as well. :-)  SUPER fabric choices! Where in the world did you find the fairies??
I thought about cardboard, but was afraid it wouldn't be stable enough. Does it bend or anything once you are finished? And it is nearly impossible to find faerie fabric! I had to get it from ebay.
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« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2004 04:03:25 PM »

I love it! I love how you put little buttons/gems where the ribbons cross, it really makes it look quality! You know what I think would be cute is to have some excess ribbon from the corners just hanging down the sides. Maybe bows in the corners with long strands of excess ribbon and some beads on string. Especially on the faerie one, that would rock. Great work!
awesome idea! I've also thought about making the board into a different shape besides square/rectangular. Like maybe an "L" shape or a star shape next time?
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« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2004 10:09:41 PM »

Maybe you guys will get some ideas from my experience:

I made one of these for my friend before she went off to college.  I bought a cheap cork bulliten board and staples the fabric around the pre-existing edge.  After I stapled the robbin in place I put some ...cord I guess, around the edge to cover the staples.  For the pins, I bought regular thumb tacks, the push pin kind, and some cute buttons.  I cut the U shaped part on the back of the button with a wire cutter and hot glued the button onto the flat part of the thing tack.  When you're standing in front of the board, all you see is the button!
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« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2004 10:19:07 PM »

The lace ribbon looks fabulous! Thanks for the great gift idea! Cheesy
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